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Join NYPH in Welcoming our Newly-Elected 2015-2016 NYPH Board of Directors.  NYPH Members voted for their top six candidates out of a pool of thirteen applicants.  Want to be more involved and have the opportunity to vote? Become a member and enjoy the many perks of NYPH membership. The NYPH Board of Directors is comprised [read more »]

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By David White New York City is currently planning changes to its energy code, including the energy performance requirements for city-owned buildings.  NYPH, Urban Green, and the Mayor’s Office all agree that to meet the city’s carbon footprint reduction goals, we must make drastic cuts in building energy use.  This means adopting a code for [read more »]


English version of PHPP 9 to be presented at NAPHN Conference in Vancouver (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 16 September 2015) Darmstadt, Germany. The tried and tested PHPP tool for designing energy efficient buildings is available in a brand-new version. This upgrade not only allows reliable calculation of the energy demand in accordance with internationally [read more »]

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Open days in November make visits to many projects around the world possible (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 10 September 2015) Darmstadt, Germany. Low-cost, comfortable, sustainable – that’s the future-proof formula for the buildings of tomorrow. During the International Passive House Days from 13 to 15 November, everyone will be able to see how this [read more »]

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Apply to the NAPHN Passive House Design Awards 2015! These awards recognize individuals, companies and projects that are spearheading the Passive House movement in North America, celebrating the design and construction quality of Passive House projects as part of a continuing history of excellence in low energy design. The winners will be announced at the dinner at [read more »]

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The AIANY Committee on the Environment (COTE) Awards recognizes results-oriented achievements in the urban context. Winning submissions demonstrate processes that culminate in beautiful, timeless, and measurable design. AWARDS SCHEDULE: August 5, 2015 – Launch October 9, 2015 – Submissions Due November 11, 2015 – Winners Announced December 7, 2015 – Winners Presentation ABOUT THE AIANY COTE [read more »]

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Press Release, Passive House Institute, 1 September 2015 Report on measurements in Heidelberg’s Bahnstadt project now available online   Passive House City District in Heidelberg, Germany (Image Credit: Passive House Institute) Darmstadt, Germany. The Passive House district of Bahnstadt in Heidelberg (Germany) has passed the test: according to a report on recent measurements, the values [read more »]

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From the Passive House Institute (PHI): For almost 20 years, Passive House criteria have constituted guidelines for an excellent level of energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness and comfortable living conditions. To date, more than 1 million square meters of Passive House floor area has been certified through the quality assurance system set up in parallel.  Through the [read more »]

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President Obama has announced a comprehensive plan to bring renewable energy and energy efficiency to households across the U.S.   Among the initiatives just announced is the establishment of a Passive House track by New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR)…”to encourage a significant increase in the energy efficiency of New York’s affordable housing stock”.  [read more »]


Everyone talks about Net Zero and more and more people are talking about Passive House.   Net Zero Energy Buildings: Passive House + Renewables demonstrates that the Passive House pathway is the best way to reach Net Zero.   The international Passive House Standard makes extremely comfortable, durable, healthy and affordable buildings in a growing array of shapes [read more »]

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